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New York Jets Thursday Notebook: Tim Tebow (Of Course), Santonio Holmes (Of Course)

Here are some of the stories making news as the New York Jets began reporting to SUNY Corrtland on Thursday. The team holds its first training camp practice on Saturday beginning at the un-football like hour of 8 p.m. ET.

Rex Ryan offers no hints about Tebow role | ProFootballTalk
“It’s whatever you want it to be. That’s the beauty of it,” Ryan said. “We brought this young man in, I know how difficult it is to have to prepare for the Wildcat, for those type of things. There’s no question, I know how difficult it is. And the fact that we can trot out Tim to run 25 Wildcat snaps, or zero, or 50, or one, or whatever it is, is gonna make you have to prepare for him. So why would I ever give that up? And I’m not going to. Everybody will find out what his role is against Buffalo that particular day.”

Sparano won’t say whether Holmes will be a problem | ProFootballTalk
Asked directly by [Sal] Paolantonio whether the man whose opinion regarding the two-quarterback system has caused some problems will himself be a problem in 2012, Sparano clammed up.

“I’m not gonna get into that, I’m not gonna comment that way, but I would say that everything I know right now with Santonio, he and I have gotten off to a really great start here and respect one another that way and I think the relationship will be a good one,” Sparano said.

Rex Ryan wants Santonio catching passes, not calling plays | ProFootballTalk
“Well, I understand what Holmes is saying, you know Tone’s talking about a guy . . . [the starting quarterback] has to get a feel and all that kind of stuff,” Ryan said. “But I brought Santonio in here to be a receiver, not to be the offensive coordinator. And that’s the way it is.

“I love Santonio, but if I wanted to hire him as our offensive coordinator, we would’ve.”